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Texas House Passes No Texting While Driving Bill

Texas House Passes No Texting While Driving Bill

Yesterday, Texas lawmakers voted 104-39 for House Bill 80, by state Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland), which would make texting while driving a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $99 for the first offense and $200 for subsequent violations. If signed into law, Texas would join 45 other...

03/27/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Approves Two-Way Traffic

City Council Approves Two-Way Traffic

During Monday evening’s City Council meeting, the members voted unanimously to change two downtown streets from one-way to two-way. Price Street and Houston Street, both currently one-way streets, will be converted into two-way within the next two weeks. However, the Council decided to...

03/24/2015 by eParisExtra
U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host First Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host First Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Representative for Northeast Texas, including Lamar County, John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) will host his first telephone town hall, March 26 starting at 7 p.m. A telephone town hall is a live, toll-free town hall meeting over the phone in order to give you an opportunity to ask questions about...

03/24/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday Night

City Council to Meet Monday Night

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The meeting is open to the public and includes a “Citizens’ forum.” The following items are on the regular agenda: Discuss...

03/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke recognizes Lamar County for preventing and controlling heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases

Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke recognizes Lamar County for preventing and controlling heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases

The Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke recently recognized Lamar County for its efforts to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and other chronic diseases. The Texas Healthy Communities Program assists communities to assess their existing environments, implement changes...

03/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Wednesday's jury panel cancelled

Wednesday's jury panel cancelled

Citizens that have received summons to report to the 6th District Court scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 9 a.m. will not need to appear. The summoned jury panel for that day has been cancelled, according to District Clerk Shawntel Golden. “If you have a question regarding your...

03/16/2015 by Josh Allen
Thirty individuals receive grand jury indictments in March

Thirty individuals receive grand jury indictments in March

A Lamar County Grand Jury handed down indictments to thirty individuals for the month of March last week at the Lamar County Courthouse. Of the thirty indicted, seventeen-year-old Ashley Morrison was indicted for the murder of her boyfriend’s grandmother, along with several other counts...

03/15/2015 by Josh Allen
City Council Approves Final Plat for Paris Lakes Despite Opposition from Hashmi

City Council Approves Final Plat for Paris Lakes Despite Opposition from Hashmi

  Monday night the Paris City Council approved the final plat for the Paris Lakes Medical Center located at 2675 41st SE. Council member A.J. Hashmi (pictured right) requested the approval be discussed from the consent agenda, asking, “Why are we approving a final plat before all...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Addressed City Council Monday Night

Paris Main Street Addressed City Council Monday Night

During Monday night’s City Council meeting, the Paris Main Street Advisory Board gave a presentation to the Council on the accomplishments of the Main Street Program. Main Street Coordinator Cheri Bedford (pictured right) addressed the Council saying, “In February, we were...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Names on Official Ballot for the City Election Released

Names on Official Ballot for the City Election Released

Janice Ellis, City Clerk for the City of Paris, released on Monday, March 9, 2015 how the names of the candidates for City Council will appear on the ballot. For City Council Member District No. 4: Richard Grossnickle Steve Clifford For City Council Member District No. 5: Grover...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Comissioners Court

Lamar County Comissioners Court

During Monday’s meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners Court, the commissioners voted to hire a Construction Manager Agent. This position will be responsible for overseeing repair projects including reviewing bids, hiring the contractors, and supervising their work. The priorities for...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Approves Alcohol at Lake Crook

City Council Approves Alcohol at Lake Crook

Monday night, March 9, 2015, the Paris City Council met in regular session at the City Council Chamber, 107 E. Kaufman Street. The Council approved the consumption of alcoholic beverages at Lake Crook Park and the sale of alcohol with the appropriate TABC permit. City Manager John Godwin said,...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Community Room at the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The meeting is open to the public and includes a “Citizens’ Input.”  However, on the...

03/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council to Meet Monday Night; Could Allow Alcohol at Lake Crook

Paris City Council to Meet Monday Night; Could Allow Alcohol at Lake Crook

The Paris City Council will meet on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The meeting is open to the public and will include a “Citizens’ Forum.” The council will receive an annual report from the Paris Economic...

03/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Tragic Grain Elevator Accident

Tragic Grain Elevator Accident

On Wednesday afternoon shortly after 1pm, the body of Paul Chelius, 32 of Paris, was recovered from a grain elevator. On Tuesday about 3:30pm, Chelius reportedly fell into a grain elevator at the Circle C Ranch, located approximately 20 miles north of Detroit in Red River County. The body has...

03/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Shikha Prakash, 'Operation: Save Your Skin' to host 2nd annual free skin cancer screening tomorrow

Shikha Prakash, 'Operation: Save Your Skin' to host 2nd annual free skin cancer screening tomorrow

What started as a young girl’s vision for a school project has turned into a full-fledged operation to raise awareness and provide education about skin cancer. ‘Operation: Save Your Skin’, the brainchild of Paris High junior, Shikha Prakash, will hold its second annual skin...

03/04/2015 by Josh Allen
Paris Regional Medical Center Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation

Paris Regional Medical Center Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation

Paris Regional Medical Center has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for...

03/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Dr. A.J. Hashmi Could Open Clarksville Hospital

Dr. A.J. Hashmi Could Open Clarksville Hospital

On February 18th, the Red River County Hospital Authority Board voted to give Paris cardiologist Dr. A.J. Hashmi 120 days to devise a plan to open a hospital in Clarksville. Late last year negotiations were underway for Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC) to purchase the former East Texas...

03/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Deadline to File to Run in City Elections Has Passed

Deadline to File to Run in City Elections Has Passed

The deadline to file an application to run for Paris City Council in Districts 4, 5 and 7 or in any of the local school board elections was Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5pm. The only seats that are still open for filing are two Paris ISD school board seats resulting from the resignation of...

03/01/2015 by eParisExtra
March 1st New Texas Registration Law Goes Into Effect

March 1st New Texas Registration Law Goes Into Effect

Beginning March 1, 2015 all Texas residents will now only need one sticker on the vehicle windshield. Prior to today, Texas drivers were required to have an inspection sticker and a registration sticker. Beginning today those two stickers will be conolidated to one. This is how the law will go...

03/01/2015 by eParisExtra